TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2022
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II
The 70-200 focal length is perhaps the most popular tele zoom range, considered essential piece of kit for expert and professional alike. The TIPA jury agreed that the Sony 70-200mm ups the ante on this classic focal length by incorporating a brand-new AF system with 4X the speed and a weight reduction of almost 30% (under 1 kilo/ 2.3 lbs) from previous models, plus incorporates improvements that dramatically limit the effects of focus breathing and focus shift, essential to quality video production. Enhanced optics, including a Sony unique XA (extreme aspherical) element offer corner-to-corner sharpness, even wide open, and a newly designed 11-blade diaphragm helps create soft and pleasing bokeh. The supporting AF system sports 4 XD Linear motors for improved focus tracking, 30fps continuous shooting, and near-silent AF. Multi-mode on-board Optical SteadyShot image stabilization insures steadiness at even the longest focal length settings.